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Emporia Presbyterian Manor artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Emporia Presbyterian Manor artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Three winning artists in Emporia Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2020 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).

“Burr Oak Leaves,” a painting by Paul Johnston will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall. “Fence with a View,” a painting by Nancy McKinzie, and “Greeting the Morning,” a photograph by Margaret Gunselman, will be featured on the new pull-out postcards included in the 2020 calendar.

In addition, “Italian Dreams,” a painting by Sarah Nix, will be featured on the Art is Ageless greeting cards.

Works by local winners are automatically entered into a masterpiece level competition with winning art from 16 other PMMA communities. More than 190 entries were received for this year’s masterpiece competition. The winners are featured in the Art is Ageless calendar with pull-out postcards and greeting cards.

“We are blown away by the artistic talent in our community,” said Crystal Stock, marketing director at Emporia Presbyterian Manor. “Residents and friends of PMMA’s Art is Ageless program are proving that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.”

Art is Ageless, open exclusively to people age 65 and older, is a copyrighted program of PMMA. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years.

PMMA’s Art is Ageless program encourages Emporia Presbyterian Manor residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through its annual competition, as well as art classes, musical and dramatic events, educational opportunities and current events discussions throughout the year.

Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health. Learn more at ArtIsAgeless.org.


PHOTOS: “Fence with a View,” a painting by Nancy McKinzie (at the very top, left), will be featured on the new pull-out postcards in the 2020 Art is Ageless calendar. “Burr Oak Leaves,” a painting by Paul Johnston (at the very top, right), will appear in the 2020 Art is Ageless calendar. “Greeting the Morning,” a photograph by Margaret Gunselman, will be featured on the new pull-out postcards included in the 2020 calendar.

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